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Best Video Game Consoles of 2017

Our top picks for dedicated gaming devices.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Ecosystem
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Performance
    Sony PlayStation 4 Pro

    The PlayStation 4 Pro only shows noticeable improvements in a limited number of the games we were able to test, but that could change with titles coming in the months and years ahead.

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  • Sony PlayStation 4 Slim

    The PS4 Slim is a deja vu game console: great for gamers on a budget, not quite as good as the PS4 Pro and skippable for any existing PlayStation 4 owner.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Ecosystem
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Ecosystem
    • 9 Features
    • 7 Performance
    Microsoft Xbox One S

    Xbox One S is the best Xbox you might no...

    Xbox One S is the one to get if you've never owned an Xbox One.

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  • New Nintendo 3DS XL

    New Nintendo 3DS XL

    The New Nintendo 3DS XL is the company's best portable console.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Ecosystem
    • 7 Features
    • 8 Performance
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 8 Ecosystem
    • 7 Features
    • 8 Performance
    Nintendo NES Classic Edition

    Nintendo's little self-contained mini console plays 30 of the best NES games ever made, making it a fun nostalgia trip for Nintendo fans and a no-brainer stocking stuffer.

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  • Nintendo 2DS

    Nintendo's portable is cheaper than ever

    At $80, the 2DS is a reasonable entry-level portable console for the young gamer.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 8 Ecosystem
    • 7 Features
    • 7 Performance

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